Wedding venues in Hampshire and Dorset

Choosing the perfect Hampshire or Dorset wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in Hants and Dorset including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Take a look at Hampshire or Dorset wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

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Boathouse No 4

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We are here to help create the Wedding of your dreams.

We offer two unique and exceptionally distinct venues that are available exclusively. Our venues are filled with character and striking surroundings proposing some of the finest views in Portsmouth. Our kitchen brigade has developed bespoke menus and delicious cuisine that is locally sourced and elegantly presented.

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BOSC Cricket Pavilion

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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. We are here to help make your day special. Choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony on the terraces and enjoy your first meal as a married couple upstairs in our beautifully modern function room.

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Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

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Amazing Wedding Venue in Bournemouth

We have a fabulous range of pricing offers and packages available here at the Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel. A lovely wedding venue that can cater for wedding parties, receptions and civil ceremonies.

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Chesil House

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Chesil House provides an exquisite location with secluded gardens, stunning riverside views and beautifully appointed rooms – nestled in the heart of Winchester – a perfect setting for your special day.

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God’s House Tower

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God’s House Tower (GHT) is a stunning multi-purpose venue at the south eastern entrance to Southampton’s historic and beautifully-preserved Old Town, located at Town Quay Road on the edge of the city centre. Set within the city’s medieval defensive walls, GHT offers a unique glimpse into Southampton’s past, and after an extensive and sensitive refurbishment is now thriving in its present day incarnation as a cutting-edge arts, heritage and events venue.

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Hale Park

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With a few weekends still available for 2023, Hale Park is an exclusive wedding venue in the South of England. A stately home that was built as a home but with the space and flexibility to allow you to transform this blank canvas creating a day that is yours alone. With few restrictions, Hale Park can be the honouring of your union and your treat for your friends, making a memory to last forever.

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Highfield Park

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As you travel down the tree-lined driveway and catch your first glimpse of the elegant 17th-century mansion house, you'll know you've arrived somewhere special. Set in 35 acres of parklands, Highfield Park is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Whether it's an outdoor ceremony or indoor reception, the day is yours.

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Key West Bar

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Key West is a beautiful, unique venue located at the end of Bournemouth Pier. Transformed from a stunning theatre, Key West is now a one-of-a-kind coastal wedding setting with panoramic coastal views.

Key West's position, 200 metres out to sea, at the end of the iconic Bournemouth Pier offers unrivalled views that will take your breath away. A spectacular circular venue, spacious dance floor and large panoramic windows allow you to indulge in the magnificent bay views.

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RNLI College Ltd

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We appreciate that each couple will want different things for their special day. So whether you want a small and intimate ceremony or a larger event, we’re here to help you organise your perfect day.

Your dedicated Wedding Coordinator will ensure we can cater for all your needs so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

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Romsey Golf Club Limited

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At Romsey Golf Club we have a warm and friendly team of staff to ensure that your event runs to plan in the most efficient and courteous manner.

We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for your special day. Stunning views, unique location Personally designed quotes for your special day. Your vision, your style, your day. We make it happen.

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Sandford Springs Golf Club

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Sandford Springs Hotel and Golf Club is located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside between Newbury & Basingstoke, offering the perfect setting for your wedding day.

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The Angel Hotel

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The Angel Hotel is nestled in the picturesque South Downs near the Meon Valley and is definitely one of Hampshire’s hidden gems when it comes to Hotels.

With its 39 Bedrooms, ease of access and multiple car parking spaces plus a spacious Restaurant, it’s long been a popular place for those in the know.

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The Crown Hotel

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The Crown Hotel is situated in the picturesque market town of Blandford Forum, with views of the River Stour’s water meadows and the historic town. For centuries, it has been a haven for couples celebrating one of the most important days of their lives.

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The Gurkha Museum

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The McDonald Gallery is a magnificent function room within The Gurkha Museum. The Gallery houses the Museum’s unique and extremely valuable picture, silver, medal and badge collections and as such is an integral part of the Museum display area. The Gallery also features two Victoria Crosses on display. It is used for exhibitions and education workshops and is available to hire for private functions.

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The Royal Maritime Hotel & Club

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Tie the knot at this one-of-a-kind venue and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the maritime city. Situated in Old Portsmouth, close the historic dockyard and Gunwharf Quays, the Royal Maritime Hotel & Club is steeped in history and provides an original setting for a wedding with a difference.

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The Seaview Hotel

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The Seaview Hotel is the perfect venue for a boutique wedding on the Isle of Wight. Fall in love with the romance of Seaview, discover beautiful Beaches, stunning sunsets and, together, make memories to last a lifetime.

Situated only a stone’s throw from the sea, the incredible Seagrove and Priory Bay are right on our doorstep.

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The Spinnaker Tower

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Surrounded by stunning seascapes stretching up to 23 miles this unique and truly inspirational venue will provide an unforgettable day for you, your family and friends. Spinnaker Tower is the perfect setting for exquisite ceremonies and exclusive receptions.

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Winchester Cathedral

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The Cathedral’s historic buildings and beautiful gardens offer a perfect setting for any event you wish to host, including, wedding receptions, social gatherings, business meetings and conferences. Whatever your food and drink requirements, our in-house catering team will be happy to help.

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Wedding venues in Hampshire and Dorset - Related Wedding News

Check out The Port House in Portsmouth

For couples looking for a stunning waterside location for their big day, this versatile venue ticks all the boxes. Overlooking the Port Solent Marina, with views of the yachts, it's a picture-perfect spot! There's even outside seating to allow pairs to make the most of the setting. The waterfront terrace and patio is perfect for drinks receptions or barbecues in the warmer months. Inside the bright and airy space, the contemporary furnishing includes a bespoke bar made from reclaimed railway sleepers and a feature ceiling. Ceremonies are held in the Regatta Room or the larger Ocean Suite, which can host up to 120 family and friends for the "I dos" followed by sit-down meals. For larger receptions with up to 300 guests, a marquee can be attached to the side of the property.

Posted: 24 January 2023

RNLI College offers the perfect setting for memorable weddings

Overlooking Holes Bay, the RNLI College is a bright and modern venue with a fabulous waterfront setting on the edge of Poole Harbour. Licensed for ceremonies, couples have a choice of attractive rooms with bay views. The ground-floor Waterfront Suite has direct access to the sea terrace right by the water's edge – great for post-vows drinks. With the RNLI lifeboats moored on the pontoons, it's the perfect backdrop for standout photos. The suite can accommodate up to 150 peoples for wedding breakfasts and an extra 50 in the evenings. For more intimate affairs, the Harbour View Suite provides a romantic setting for celebrations. Those who book the venue for their special day will be offered a complimentary wedding-night stay in a harbour view bedroom.

Posted: 10 January 2023

Win a ‘One Night Luxury Four Poster Hotel Break for Two’ in Essex

County Weddings Magazine has teamed up with The Rose and Crown Hotel to give our readers the chance to win a 'One Night Luxury Four Poster Hotel Break for Two' in their 700 year old hotel. The lucky winner will receive a voucher which can be redeemed any time in the next 18 months. Also included is a bottle of champagne waiting in your room on arrival, breakfast in the morning, early check-in and late checkout, and a delicious three course dinner in their onsite restaurant

Posted: 5 January 2023

Discover The Manor House Hotel Chesil Beach in Dorset

The Manor House Hotel - Chesil Beach is nestled between the Dorset countryside and the stunning Jurassic Coast. The Cosy Cellar bar offers an atmospheric drinking and dining experience complete with a full bar and a toasty wood burner for the winter months, while the Beer Garden is ideal for an afternoon drink in the summer. The airy Garden Room Conservatory overlooks the sea, giving romantic vibes in the evenings with candles and fairylights. Leading from the Cellar Bar are original flagstone steps and flooring that opens out into the wood-panelled hallway. Salvaged from a shipwreck on the nearby coastline, the panelling is carved with a mythological and nautical theme. The manor's restaurant features a large fire place that welcomes diners to enjoy the diverse menu and views of Chesil Beach. The doors open onto the Terrace, allowing guests to relax in the Walled Garden with an unobstructed view of the sea.

Posted: 13 December 2022

Christmas activities from The QHotels Collection

The festive season is almost upon us, bringing with it all that sparkles, from decorative baubles to candles, crackers, and colourful lights. But as December approaches, it's easy to let the time run away. So, The QHotels Collection list their top five ways to keep the sparkle alive, bring a little twinkle to your eye and warmth to your heart in the run-up to the holidays. 1.Start a countdown to Christmas - who says advent calendars are just for the kids? Extend the Christmas fun over the whole of December by finding a special way to countdown to the big day. Why not play a different Christmas song each day on your commute? To really get in the festive spirit why not book a festive activity for every weekend in December? It could be anything from making homemade wrapping paper to heading out to see the panto or enjoying a festive-themed afternoon tea with your mates.

Posted: 9 December 2022

Discover what makes Chawton House the perfect wedding venue

For those on the hunt for a romantic wedding setting, this historic venue ticks all the boxes. The grand Elizabethan manor house is set in an idyllic location with uninterrupted and spectacular parkland views. Once owned by Jane Austen's brother Edward Austen Knight, Chawton House boasts a wealth of standout features, including panelled rooms, elegant staircases, fabulous aspects, and stunning grounds. Couples can host intimate and romantic ceremonies in the Oak Room or for grander weddings, say "I do" in the Great Hall.

Posted: 6 December 2022

Say I do at Calbourne Water Mill

Located on 30 acres of peaceful grounds, Calbourne Water Mill is the perfect wedding setting with a woodland area, undulating grass, orchards, a river and streams. Ducks plus peacocks roam freely around the property and carp can be found in the river, which runs throughout the site to the ancient water mill and wheel. The historic mill continues to work, milling flour and rolling oats for porridge and muesli sold on-site. Even though the property doesn't have a ceremony license, the venue has three locations for wedding receptions. Surrounded by windows overlooking the picturesque grounds, the rustic barn is an old 1700s cattle barn with varnished beams, a large stone fire place and pillars. The space can match any colour scheme or theme thanks to the wooden-varnished ceiling and white stone walls.

Posted: 29 November 2022

Win your dream wedding at River Cottage

River Cottage will soon make one lucky couple's dream come true with a complimentary wedding, set in their famous 100-acre organic farm on the border of Devon and Dorset. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will personally handpick the winning couple's names out of a hat at the end of January 2023. The prize will provide the setting of River Cottage HQ as the venue for the couple to celebrate their special day. The prize includes canapés, a three-course seasonal meal served with coffee and petit fours, plus accommodation in the famous River Cottage Farmhouse for six people on the night of the wedding. Surrounded by sensational Devon countryside and organic farmland, this dream wedding location offers exclusive use of its grounds for the day.

Posted: 24 November 2022

Discover what makes The Mortimer Arms the perfect reception space

For those searching for a chilled setting with an authentic country feel for receptions, check out The Mortimer Arms. The former Edwardian dowager house has been beautifully converted into a chic boutique hotel, while retaining a wealth of charm. Set on the edge of the New Forest, the décor is sympathetic to the rural area with pictures and paraphernalia to reflect the local countryside. The building's original high ceilings, large sash windows and patios add character to the space and gives the interior a bright and airy feel. The outside spaces include a large lawn, front patio and garden with hanging baskets and flower beds.

Posted: 22 November 2022

Balmer Lawn Hotel wins a wedding award

Located in the New Forest, Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa has taken home an award for the best Large Wedding Venue, and the team couldn't be happier. The hotel's wedding coordinator, Ruth Mundy, says, "We pride ourselves on our customer service here at the hotel, especially for weddings. We go above and beyond to ensure all parties are treated to an experience of only the highest standards. Our happy couples can expect respect, quality, and everlasting memories upon their visit to our luxury New Forest escape." The property has multiple packages on offer to suit all types of weddings, which includes access to its picturesque grounds, a complimentary stay in the honeymoon suite and several dining options. The newest package, Everything But The Dress features a list of preferred suppliers and specific requirements.

Posted: 17 November 2022